MEDICAL PRACTITIONER - GENERAL PRACTICE, MEDICAL, DOCTOR, HOSPITALS, MEDICAL CENTRES
Medical doctors or practitioners, are professionals who study and practice in the field of medicine. They are qualified professionals that deal with medicinal and health related issues people experience in their lives that will require expert examination or medical intervention. These are not to be confused with doctors in fields such as philosophy who are not qualified in the medicinal and health field as one would expect the title doctor would imply.
Medicine is a diverse field consisting of many areas of specialisation and such specialisation is what various types of medical doctors involve themselves with. This ranges from surgeons, physicians, general practitioners, gynaecologists as well as dentists. Veterinary doctors are also medical doctors although it is generally implied when one speaks of a doctor they refer to a person who deals with the health of people. Depending on one’s health concerns and issues they can acquire a diagnostic from a doctor who will then refer them to a specialist on the health issue should it require such as surgeons should one require a surgical operation.
Medical doctors are often available and operate in places such as clinics, hospitals and medical research facilities in cities. In the more rural areas without proper facilities established, they can work in medical camps such as in the case of doctors without borders who help poverty stricken areas.
Usually when one needs the consultation of a medical doctor, particularly the ones found in private hospitals, an appointment needs be set up. It is a doctor’s obligation to make sure they diagnose and treat the patients back to full health.
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